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The screens for the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa, Oklahoma were destroyed by fire on September 3, 2010. The screens were housed in a wooden structure, which was engulfed in flames, with the smoke obstructing the freeway nearby.
Below is video footage shot by someone on the freeway as the screen tower burned:
Radio station KMOD has a story about the fire, and about efforts that are underway to help the theater rebuild. Owner/operator Blake Smith was initially pessimistic about rebuilding the theater, citing a possible $300,000 cost to replace the screens, but an update to the story says that they will try to rebuild and interested parties may donate to the cause.
News site Tulsa World has an article as well as some photos and video coverage of the fire and an interview with Blake Smith. A follow-up story talks about the possibility of the theater being rebuilt.
The blog Route 66 News has some additional photos of the wreckage left behind after the fire. They also have links to some of the efforts underway to help the theater rebuild.
Donations can be sent to: Attention Admiral Twin Drive-In / Select Cinemas. Security Bank P.O. Box 1165 Jenks, OK 74037
The movie theater was built in 1951 and was featured in the 1983 movie The Outsiders, which coincidentally, was scheduled to be shown at the theater's final weekend of the season this coming weekend.
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